Author(s): Groginsky EM, Olson JK, Lallas TA, Buekers TE, Potts S, Sorosky JI
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to report a fatal complication of hidradenitis suppurativa and a review of the literature.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case of severe hidradenitis suppurativa obscuring the diagnosis and precluding the treatment of a ruptured sigmoid diverticulum is presented.
RESULTS: We describe a 48-year-old woman who had a long history of untreated hidradenitis suppurativa with extensive vulvar involvement and poor nutritional status. The advanced state of her disease on initial presentation led directly to her death.
CONCLUSION: Although it is a treatable disease, hidradenitis suppurativa can lead to systemic sequelae severe enough to contribute directly to death.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Journal of lower genital tract disease
Journal Abbreviation: J Low Genit Tract Dis
Journal Date Published: 2015-05-08
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25950355
Lasted Revision: 2015-05-08
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).